Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Feb. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$2,222,644-39%3,183--$698$26,939,9241Fox
2Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$733,529-51%2,9420$249$33,900,8202Sony / Screen Gems
3Paul Blart: Mall Cop$705,498-72%3,20662$220$83,953,5013Sony / Columbia
4Gran Torino$698,769-42%3,015-30$232$110,880,1384Warner Bros.
5Slumdog Millionaire$627,513-54%1,633222$384$67,820,74312Fox Searchlight
6The Uninvited$456,731-64%2,344--$195$10,783,3651Paramount / DreamWorks
7New in Town$449,317-62%1,941--$231$7,191,1671Lionsgate
8My Bloody Valentine 3D$408,057-49%1,406-1128$290$45,233,6933Lionsgate
9Hotel for Dogs$311,991-86%3,160-111$99$48,466,9853Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$276,886-57%2,126-137$130$116,746,6986Paramount